Learn how to pack your box, what to include, and how to follow your box as it travels to a child across the world. Learn More
Check out the packing guide with a detailed list of recommended items based on age and gender. View the Guide
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Do love Operation Christmas Child? Connecting with our body? Engaging the city? We would love for you to serve with us. We will host a volunteer informational meeting on Sunday, October 25 at 1:30 PM in the Frontines room.
We want to encourage every family to pack TWO or more boxes.
Boxes can be picked up and dropped off in our lobby on Sundays until 1 PM, October 18 - November 15. We have a goal of 2,000 boxes for our campus.
Pick up a box in the Watermark lobby for $1. Shipping costs are $9 per box. For shipping costs, include a check or cash in your box or donate your shipping costs online and print out a label with a tracking code to see where your boxes ends up. When your box is delivered, you will receive an email telling you the final destination country of your box and child receiving it. You may continue to pray even more specifically for the child! Please include a note and photo in your box!
“Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous deeds among all peoples.” Psalm 96:3
Now more than ever, children need great joy and the Good News of the Gospel! What a privilege we have to pack a simple shoebox with toys, school supplies, hygiene items, and most importantly prayer. These gifts travel across the world and into the hands of children who need to know they are not forgotten and most importantly that they have a Father and Savior who loves them.
We Are A Community Drop Off Location
We are so excited to be partnering with Operation Christmas Child not only to pack boxes but to also be a drop off location for the community during the week of National Pack A Box (November 15-23).
How Kids Recieve Operation Christmas Child Boxes
Each child receiving a shoebox attends a local event with incredibly trained local pastors who share the gospel story with the children. As they explain the meaning of our greatest gift, Jesus, the Savior of the world, the children are given a tangible gift, your personalized shoebox gift. For many children, this is the first gift they have ever received. Story after story has been told of how each gift matches exactly the current need or wants of the specific child. Along with the gift, each child is given a gospel booklet in their own language to review the gospel story and share it with family and friends. On average every shoebox shares the gospel with 10 people as the child come to know Christ then share the gospel with others. Most children get invited to participate in The Greatest Journey 12-week discipleship course where the learn the story of the Bible, memorize scriptures, and learn how to share the gospel with others. Operation Christmas Child is planting millions of indigenous missionaries yearly all over the world even in the hardest to reach areas!
*Operation Christmas Child in the Midst of COVID *
God is doing amazing works throughout the world and to the ends of the earth! The year 2020 has been devasting worldwide. Children, families, and communities need God’s hope now more than ever. Traditional missions have been shut down, but shoeboxes can still travel! Come, be a part of this transformational ministry here and all over the world.
Stats on Boxes
Read below for more statistics of miraculous transformation all over the world as a result of our prayers and simple gifts.
In 2019 alone:
• 1000 churches were newly planted
• 60 unreached people groups were reached with the gospel
• On average, one child came to faith every 14 seconds through Operation Christmas Child events
• 218,501 teachers were trained to equip kids through The Greatest Journey 12-week discipleship program
• 4.3 million children participated in The Greatest Journey
• Since 2009, 23.2 million children have participated in The Greatest Journey discipleship program
• Every 24 hours, 29,106 children hear the Gospel at shoebox gift outreach events.
Some of our favorite testimonies: